Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Halal Food Authority has launched mega drive against adulteration in food items, discarding 3000 liters of adulterated milk and 16000 kg of other food Items, said a press release issued by the Authority.
Director General KP Food Authority Sohail Khan has said that the drive would last for the month of November. He furthered said that all teams across the province are standby and intelligence-based operations are planned to cope with adulteration in food items.
While giving details of the crackdown director operations Dr. Azmat Wazir revealed that vigilance cells being created at every divisional level and teams are operating even on weekends. He said that more than six hundred inspections are being carried out including general stores, factories, bakers, restaurants and all other food outlets. While concluding first day crackdown figures Dr. Azmat Wazir maintained that twenty-eight food outlets including four bakers were sealed while more than twelve adulterators were arrested in different operations across the province.
Operation Zarb-e-Milawat is an initiative on the special directives of chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under this crackdown teams are focused to eliminate all kind of adulteration in food items. The authority requests general public to share information with their teams to carry out successful operations to eliminate adulteration in food items from the province.